Troy James has led an interesting path through the recruiting world and, now, it appears that he has his final destination. The talented defensive lineman from Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.) was committed to Kansas from June 28 through Oct. 11. Then, he swiftly chose to commit to Arkansas and was pledged to the Razorbacks from Nov. 14 until Friday.
After less than 24 hours back on the market, though, James left the SEC to commit to Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman likely profiles best as a strong-side defensive end and he is rated as a three-star prospect according to most recruiting services. With that said, the Sooners being able to snatch a recruit out of the SEC is always noteworthy and James is the type of prospect that could serve as a diamond in the rough given his immense physical tools.
With a prospect that lands with his third team in only a few months, the door could be open for another (very late) flip before National Signing Day, but James appears ready to pack up and head for Norman. It remains to be seen just how important this change in heart was when it comes to on-field performance, but it is a nice win for Oklahoma.